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Royals Charities 5K Retro Run/Walk

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In celebration of the Royals 50th Season, join us for the Royals Charities 5K Retro Run/Walk at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Participants will be able to run on the field of your Kansas City Royals as part of the 5K course. Each runner/walker will receive a Royals retro t-shirt and a Royals ticket to an upcoming game at Kauffman Stadium with race registration. Prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female runners as well as the best dressed participants.

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Race Information

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Location: The race starts outside of Kauffman Stadium near Gate E, and the course includes running the length of the warning track at Kauffman Stadium. The race finishes near Gate E. (Course subject to change.)

Time: 8 a.m. start

Registration Dates and Entry Fee:

  • By April 30 at 11:59 p.m. CT: $25
  • May 1 at 12:00 a.m. CT through August 16 at 11:59 p.m. CT: $35
  • Family four pack through April 30 at 11:59 p.m. CT: $90
  • Family four pack May 1 at 12:00 a.m. CT through August 16 at 11:59 p.m. CT: $120
  • Race Day Registration: $35 (if spots are still available, 5K Run/Walk registration closes at 3,500 participants)

Packet Pick-Up:

Runners/walkers can register in-person at both packet pick-up locations.

Date: Friday, Aug. 17: 12-7 p.m.
Price Chopper
1030 W 103rd St
Kansas City, MO 64114

Race Day, Saturday, Aug. 18: 6 a.m.-7 a.m.
Rivals Sports Bar at Kauffman Stadium
One Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 64129


Take I-70 to Blue Ridge Cutoff and enter Gate 2. Park in Lot A and proceed to Gate E. Rivals Sports Bar is located inside Gate E.

Participants in the 2018 Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk will receive:

  • Royals voucher to redeem for one (1) View Level Reserved ticket to one of the games during the Detroit Series (Aug. 28 or 29), Orioles Series (Aug. 31-Sept. 2), or White Sox Series (Sept. 10-12).
  • Commemorative Royals retro t-shirt
  • Food and drink following the race
  • Option to purchase additional discounted tickets.
  • Option to purchase an additional exclusive Royals t-shirt

Age Groups:

  • 13 & under
  • 14-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80 & over


Prizes will be awarded to:

  • Top male retro costume gets to deliver the game ball to the mound before a Royals home game
  • Top female retro costume gets to deliver the game ball to the mound before a Royals home game
  • Top dressed child between 8 and 13 years old will be the Play Ball Kid at a Royals home game
  • Best dressed team wins the chance for 3 (of the same gender) to compete in a hot dog race
  • Overall male and female runners will receive a medal and a $150 Team Store gift card
  • Age Group Prizes:
    • 1st Place medal and $20 Team Store gift card
    • 2nd Place $10 Price Chopper gift card

**Awards will be distributed at the Main Stage following the race.

The Course

The Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk will be chip timed.

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Safety comes first. The race director reserves the right to cancel the event if weather conditions pose a danger to the participants. There will be no refunds. We advise runners to use caution with headphones, iPods, and strollers during the race. Strollers must line up towards the back of the start line.

No dogs, skateboards, bicycles, rollerblades or motorized vehicles will be allowed on the 5K Run/Walk course.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Connect with families, children and community organizations through this popular event at Kauffman Stadium. Reach out to your own target market as they run on the field at Kauffman Stadium and help area children at the same time.

Based on your level of sponsorship, your company will:

  • Help children and the military in the Kansas City area. Royals Charities focuses its giving on organizations that support children, education, youth baseball/softball or the military. Your company's sponsorship helps us donate more than $2 million back into the Kansas City nonprofit community each year. Without the support of our corporate and charity partners, Royals Charities couldn't make such a strong local impact.
  • Receive high visibility before the event and on race day
  • Reach a targeted market of more than 3,500 on race day -- and tens of thousands more -- through event day media coverage
  • Build employee morale and company pride
  • Retain and increase customer loyalty

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Thank you to our 2018 Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk sponsors!

Please contact if you're interested in becoming a sponsor of this exciting event.